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Nathanael Iskandar College Building (before: Building A)
The building, which was previously known as building A, has an interesting history. Nathanael Iskandar’s name was taken from a lecturer who contributed to the progress of FEB UI, especially in the field of demography. He was born with the real name Tan Goan Tiang, in Cianjur in 1916. As the first child of a very simple family, little Tan Goan Tiang has helped earn a living for his family by selling cakes made by his mother. His Chinese ancestry was quite favorable for little Tan. This is because he was accepted to attend a school built by the Netherlands with a very discriminatory system. Tan Goan Tiang completed his studies perfectly at the H.C.K (Hollands-Chinese-Kweekschool) school or the Dutch-Chinese Teacher Training School. Because of his perfect Dutch language skills, Tan Goan Tiang was accepted as a teacher at several Protestant schools in Jakarta. Tan Goan Tiang, who later changed his name to Nathanael Iskandar, started his career at BPK Penabur Christian High School. He even became the Head of SMAK 1 BPK Penabur in 1951-1958. After Indonesia’s independence, in 1949 Tan wanted to continue his studies at the UI Faculty of Economics and Business in Jakarta, where he first became acquainted with demography. Nathanael earned his Master of Arts degree in 1954. In 1968, Nathanael Iskandar had the opportunity to take a Doctoral Program in Populations from Princeton University. When the Demographic Institute was founded in 1964, Nathanael was entrusted to lead this new institution. Even though Tan Goan Tiang belongs to the Chinese minority group, his dedication and contribution to Indonesia in general and to the world of population study in particular will continue to inspire his successors.
The Nathanael Iskandar Building is one of the first buildings to be built in the FEB UI Depok complex. This building is used by regular students from morning to evening and at night it is used by extension program students. Besides being used as a lecture room, this building is also used by some FEB UI partners such as Bank Mandiri, Rabobank, and Danareksa Sekuritas. The CDC (Career and Development Center) FEUI, KpME (FEB Student Cooperative) and Kopetri (FEB UI Employee Cooperative) rooms are also located in this building. The Demographic Institute which is one of FEB UI’s research institutions also occupies the Nathanael Iskandar Building.
Soenario Kolopaking College Building (before: Building B)
Building B has now been renamed to the Soenario Kolopaking Building. Until now, the Soenario building is used for lecture activities for D3 program students and FEB UI international classes. This two-story building also accommodates FEB UI business units such as Student and Employee Cooperatives as well as a modern photocopying area. An office space that takes care of administration for students of the D3 program and FEB UI international class is also located here.
The name of the Soenario Kolopaking Building is taken from the name of a high-ranking FEB UI official who served as the first Dean of FEB UI. He was born in Banjarnegara in 1906. He was the one who pioneered the birth of the Faculteit Economi Djakarta on September 18, 1950 which is now FEB UI. The first public lecture was given by Prof. Soenario entitled “The Relationship between Economics, Political Economy, and General State Politics’.
For three months since the opening of this faculty, there has only been one lecturer who is also a dean with a law degree, namely himself, Prof. Mr. Soenario Kolopaking Sanatavijaya. Feeling lonely, he invited another law scholar, Prof. Mr. Djokosoetono in late 1950 to accompany him as a teaching staff for 300 students. During his leadership, the location of the lectures had to move and borrow from one room to another.
Uniquely, the administrators of the faculty are the students themselves. Prof. Soenario, who is an expert in management, developed corporate economics which is now better known as management economics. Due to his busy schedule as a teaching staff as well at PTIK (Perguruan Tinggi Ilmu Kepolisian, Police Science College) a year later, he handed over the leadership of the faculty to Prof. Mr. Djokosoetono.
Soemitro Djojohadikusumo Building (before: Library Building)
The Soemitro Djojohadikusumo Building is currently a building that is used as the FEB UI Library. This library building has five floors including the basement. This FEB UI library has a very diverse collection of books. The 2nd and 3rd floors are areas that are often visited by students, because these two floors are the main storage areas for books. There are mandatory books, reference books, special collection books, and magazines. In this building there is also a Sharia Economics and Business Center (Pusat Ekonomi Dan Bisnis Syariah, PEBS), an SME Center, and an Economic & Business Data Center (Pusat Data Ekonomi & Bisnis, PDEB).
This building has a long history filled with a series of struggles. Starting with the vacancy in the leadership of FEB UI, the students led by Suhadi Mangkusuwondo, as chairman of the first senate of the Faculteit Economi Djakarta, together with Prof. Djokosoetaono met with Vice President Muhammad Hatta and the Ministry of Education, Teaching and Culture to address the issue regarding the vacancy in faculty leadership. They then contacted Dr. Soemitro Djojohadkusuma who finally agreed to become the dean. During his tenure, Prof. Soemitro laid the foundations for the first development of the faculty, especially in the organization, teaching staff, and administrative staff. As a result, since January 15, 1952, this Department of Socio-economics from the Faculty of Law has had 3 majors, namely general economics, economic sociology, and corporate economics. During his leadership, a community investigation center was formed which a year later changed its name to Economic and Social Research Institute or better known as LPEM (Lembaga Penyelidikan Ekonomi dan Masyarakat).
Because of his curiosity for science, Soemitro has become a bookworm who has broad insights since he was young. This caused him to be nicknamed the Indonesian Economic Expert until now. He wants to pass this positive trait on to the younger generation of FEB UI during that time. Soemitro also started to open a library for the Faculty of Economics and Business on Diponegoro Street.